I accept myself so that I can accept others. I want to be in unity with the world around me. I intend to live in harmony with the people in my life. The process of peace begins inside me.

When I am unhappy with myself, I am unable to accept others. Like a dark cloud, rejection blocks me from seeing others with objectivity. I accept myself so that I may accept others.

I have come to terms with my imperfections. I may not be perfect, but I have the will power necessary to improve the things that need improving and to accept the things I cannot change.

When I am gracious and forgiving of myself, I am able to do it for others. Instead of being my own worst critic, picking apart everything about myself, I am my biggest cheerleader. I love the person I see in the mirror!

Perfection is not a necessity of life; happiness is. I choose to be happy with who I am rather than demeaning myself over things that have no value. Happiness releases me from the pursuit of perfection.

Accepting myself prevents me from placing my own flaws on others. Self-acceptance is like a ray of sunshine that evaporates the fog that prohibits me from seeing the good in others.

Loving myself allows me to cleanse the lens through which I view the world. I am able to seek the positive in every situation because I am confident in myself. Negativity and criticism have evaporated with the fog and are no longer a part of me.

Today, I choose to shine my light and dissipate the clouds of negativity. By celebrating who I am, I empower myself to love others.

Questions for Self-Reflection:

  1. Why is it important for me to be my biggest cheerleader?
  2. How does self-acceptance empower me?
  3. How can I cleanse the lens through which I view others?

Allegra Sinclair is a professional coach and confidence expert. She hates to see women living small and loves to help them change how they show up in the world.

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